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[audio]The San Francisco Mime Troupe
Description: Ronnie Davis, director of the San Francisco Mime Troupe, discusses the origins and growth of the oldest American mime group.Call Number: BC2486Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Mime; Fascio, Victor; Davis, R.G. (Ronnie)
Downloads: 11
[audio]Timothy Leary in Algiers
Description: In 1970, Dr. Timothy Leary was ordered to serve a ten-year prison sentence for possession of marijuana. Leary and his wife fled the country, with the assistance of the Weathermen, to Algeria, where he briefly lived in exile with Eldridge Cleaver from the Black Panther Party. This recording features a phone call from Algiers where Dr. Leary informs WBAI-NY listeners of recent events.Call Number: BB4316Rights: Copyrighted...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Leary, Timothy, 1920-1996
Downloads: 17
[audio]The International Hotel - Garrett, Laurie
Description: Documentary on the eviction of elderly Filipinos from their residential hotel in San Francisco. Highlights the efforts of Sheriff Richard Hongisto and Mayor George Moscone to halt the eviction; contains actuality of the eviction itself. Contains sensitive language.Call Number: AZ0279Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the c...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Garrett, Laurie; Eviction; Filipino Americans--California--San Francisco; Housing--California--San Francisco; Tenant rights
Downloads: 12
[audio]The search of KPFK by the Los Angeles police department - Berland, Jim
Note: Right channel drops out from 00:20:50 - 00:24:04.Description: The New World Liberation Front was a radical urban guerrilla collective known for a series of bombings they carried out throughout California in the wake of the Symbionese Liberation Army's actions. In a communique mailed to Los Angeles' Pacifica station KPFK, the NWLF took credit for the bombing of the ITT Sheraton Hotel in Los Angeles in retaliation for ITT's "reign of terror" in Chile...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Radio stations--Los Angeles (Calif.); Freedom of the press; Berland, Jim
Downloads: 9
[audio]Polaris into plowshares - Thompson, Elsa Knight
Note: Content begins at 00:00:56Description: Reports on a demonstration at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in Vallejo, California. Burton White and Alex Hoffman cover events at Vallejo, the conclusion of a 600 mile peace march organized by CNVA (Committee for Non-Violent Action). Twelve protestors declare their intention to go onto the base and talk with shipyard workers. The program contains actuality of the resulting rally, where the protesters talk about the arms race, communism, and the Sovie...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Lazar, Ed; Holland, Joan; Foster, Herbert, Jr; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Mare Island; Anti-nuclear movement
Downloads: 7
[audio]Teach-in on the implications of People's Park (Episode 7 of 8) - [KPFA]
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: On May 28, 1969, two weeks after the first street fighting in connection with People's Park, there was an all-day teach-in at Lower Sproul Plaza on the University of California, Berkeley campus, which was broadcast live on KPFA. Speakers addressed themselves to various aspects of the Park - urban planning, ecology, politics. There was a poster series about ecology presented by Ecology Action, and the San Francisco Mime Troupe Guerrilla Band pe...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.); City planning--Berkeley (Calif.); Temko, Allan; San Francisco Mime Troupe; Hoving, Thomas, 1931-2009; Van der Ryn, Sim
Downloads: 6
[audio]The Straight Theater
Description: Bill and Hillel Resner and Luther Greene talk with Ralph J. Gleason, noted columnist and jazz critic, about their newly opened theater on Haight Street.Call Number: BB1312Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Resner, Bill; Resner, Hillel; Greene, Luther
Downloads: 8
[audio]Freedom summer in Los Angeles - Osborn, Jim; Brown, Leonard
Description: An audio mosaic of people and sounds which tells the events of the integration struggles of the summer of 1963 in Los Angeles. It represents the four areas of concern as they are met locally by Negro leaders: housing, education, employment and police practices. The sources of the material run the full range of diversity from narrations of arrests, integration group meetings, rallies, press conferences and personal interviews.Call Number: BB4908Rights: Copyrighted...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Race relations--Los Angeles (Calif.); Blacks--Los Angeles (Calif.)--Social conditions; Police--Los Angeles (Calif.)--Complaints against; Brown, Leonard
Downloads: 9
[audio]Los Angeles integration rally - Anderson, Susan; Ofstein, Berten
Description: Actuality from a rally to bring about a realistic integration program: Diane Watson, board member; Joyce Fisk, Southern California ACLU president; H.H. Brookings, SCLC West; Arturo Sanchez, La Raza magazine. Notes on label: Taped highlights from the February 12th Los Angeles marchand rally for integration. Speeches and coverage of the march.Call Number: KZ0120Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils, etc.--Los Angeles (Calif.); Busing (School integration)--Los Angeles (Calif.); Segregation in education--Los Angeles (Calif.); Race relations; Anderson, Susan; Watson, Diane; Fisk, Joyce; Sanchez, Arturo; Brookings, H. H
Downloads: 6
[audio]The Wennesland collection - [KPFA]
Description: The Norwegian-born Dr. Reidar Wennesland was one of the foremost patrons and collectors of art by Beat-era artists. Wennesland, whose medical practice was based in the North Beach district of San Francisco and who often accepted paintings in lieu of money for his services, collected works by Arthur Monroe, Jay DeFeo, Jess and George Herms, among many others, at a time when few other collectors did...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Art--San Francisco (Calif.); Painters; Wennesland, Reidar; Monroe, Arthur
Downloads: 5
[audio]Jarvis-Gann alert - Mickiewicz, Helen
Description: Examination of the bill cutting property taxes and services in California, known as Proposition 13.Call Number: AZ0727Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity r...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Taxation--California; Jarvis, Howard
Downloads: 6
[audio]The battle for People's Park revisited (Episode 8 of 8) - Marks, Claude; Amyx, Carol
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: On May 30, 1969 there was a massive, peaceful march through Berkeley in which people from all over California and from other states as well participated to show their support for the user-developed People's Park. This program examines the last two weeks of May 1969 and asks "Why did it happen?" and "Where are we one year later?". Produced from tapes of Pacifica's recording of the events and retrospective commentaries by Carol Amyx and Claude M...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Student movements--Berkeley (Calif.); Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.); Amyx, Carol; Marks, Claude
Downloads: 5
[audio]The battle of Santa Barbara - Smithson, Denny
Description: The small suburb of Isla Vista that borders the University of California, Santa Barbara was the site of a significant anti-Vietnam War protest in early 1970. This is a description of the Santa Barbara demonstration as seen by Michel Barton, who was in Isla Vista where the Bank of America branch was burned. Mr. Barton addresses to a thousand persons gathered in Berkeley's Provo Park on Friday evening, March 6th, 1970.Call Number: BC0352Rights: Copyrighted...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Santa Barbara; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
Downloads: 8
[audio]The writing on the wall: the great wall of Los Angeles - Dix, Carol; Rosenbluth, Helene
Note: Beginning of part 2 has a 25 second overlap with the end of part 1.Description: Historical perspective on minorities in Los Angeles during the 1950's. Examines the life of women, Jews, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Native Americans, and gays. The Great Wall of Los Angeles is a mural designed by Judith Baca located in Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley that depicts the history of California through a series of panels, beginning with prehistory and proceeding through to the 20th century...
Keywords: californialightandsound
Downloads: 7
[audio]Mass arrests (Episode 4 of 8) - Marks, Claude
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: On May 22, 1969, supporters of People's Park marched on Shattuck Avenue in downtown Berkeley as they had done on other days in May to show their support for the park. Over four hundred marchers and some people who just happened to be on Shattuck at the time were herded into a parking lot, arrested and taken to Santa Rita prison. This program includes both reports of the mass arrest and accounts recorded the following day of the night of terror...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.); Marks, Claude
Downloads: 5
[audio]National Peace Action Coalition rally in Los Angeles
Note: Tape 3 content begins around 00:01:43.Description: The National Peace Action Coalition was an international organization formed to protest the United States' involvement in the war with Vietnam. Many prominent activists and politicians were involved in the organization during its brief 1970-73 existence, including Noam Chomsky, Bella Abzug, and Coretta King. In this recording, several film and television actors speak out against the war at an NPAC rally held in Los Angeles, including actor...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Vietnam War, 1961-1975--Protest movements
Downloads: 8
[audio]Gays in the joint - Fruit Punch Collective; Maldari, Philip
Description: A disturbingly frank documentary on the vindictive treatment of gay men in California's correctional institutions, with emphasis on the "psychiatrically-oriented" facility at Vacaville. Produced by the Fruit Punch Collective, a Bay Area-based gay radio collective who produced many programs for KPFA-FM. Call Number: BC2943Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Gay prisoners; Fruit Punch Collective
Downloads: 11
[audio]A groovy rebellion - [KPFA]
Description: A conversation with members and organizers of The Mission Rebels, Inc., a neighborhood club formed in the Mission district of San Francisco. The Rebels declared war on poverty and indifference. Speakers are Reverend Jesse James, Ray Towbis, Olga Wer, and Luis Marcial.Call Number: BB1216Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of th...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Silbowitz, Al; Jackson, Jesse, 1941-; Towbis, Ray; Wer, Olga; Marcial, Luis; Community organization; Public welfare
Downloads: 9
[audio]The Sheraton Palace Hotel demonstrations - White, Burton
Description: Report on the ad-hoc committee demonstrating against racist hiring practices at the Sheraton Palace Hotel, San Francisco.Call Number: BB0493Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, p...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Discrimination in employment--California--San Francisco
Downloads: 6
[audio]Over a matter of eight little islands - Yuen, Donald; Northwood, Bill
Description: Documentary on a rally in Chinatown held by the Northern California Tiao-Yu Tai Defense League. Written by Donald Yuen and narrated by Bill Northwood.Call Number: BB5495.02Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Northern California Tiao-Yu Tai Defense League; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--San Francisco; Chinatown (San Francisco)--Political activity; Yuen, Donald; Northwood, Bill
Downloads: 5
[audio]Five of Los Siete - [KPFA]
Description: Five members of Los Siete de la Raza discuss their imprisonment for the killing of San Francisco policeman Joseph Brodnik on May 1, 1970. Interviews by KPFA's Denny Smithson.Call Number: BC0127Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Trials (Murder)--San Francisco (Calif.); Smithson, Denny; Tabor, Michael Cetewayo
Downloads: 6
[audio]The battle for People's Park: round one (Episode 1 of 8) - Amyx, Carol; Kaufman, Don
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: A documentary of Bloody Thursday, May 15, 1969, in Berkeley when the University of California built a fence around a plot of land it owned which had been changed from a muddy lot to a People's Park by members of the community. Students and other supporters of the user-developed park demonstrated on campus and Telegraph Avenue to protest the University's actions...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.); Police--Berkeley (Calif.)--Complaints against
Downloads: 8
[audio]Garment workers in Los Angeles - Schlein, Lisa
Description: Documentary on the intricate problems preventing improved garment workers conditions.Call Number: KZ0116Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensi...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Textile industry--Health hazards; Garment workers--Los Angeles (Calif.); Wages--Garment workers--Los Angeles (Calif.); Labor and laboring classes--Los Angeles (Calif.); Undocumented workers; Schlein, Lisa
Downloads: 7
[audio]Friends of Leslie
Description: Three members of the group fighting for the prison release of Leslie Van Houten, who was convicted for the Manson murders, discuss the California parole system, media influences, and their campaign for public support. Note on box: The Friends of Leslie was formed to aid Leslie Van Houten's release from prison. (Van Houten was a convicted member of the Manson family). Catherline Stifter, KPFK, interviewed three members of Friends in Nov, 1980 about their multi-fronted battle: the Cal...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Parole--California; Women prisoners--California; Prisons--California; Crime and criminals--California
Downloads: 7
[audio]The big four state their cases (Episode 6 of 8)
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: City officials and protest organizers speak about the violent battle to maintain People's Park for the community. During the People's Park crisis, several spokesmen emerged representing different factions in Berkeley. The Mayor of Berkeley, Wallace Johnson, spoke for the City Administration; the Chancellor of the Berkeley campus, Roger Heyns, spoke for the University Administration; Frank Bardacke spoke for the People's Park Negotiating Commit...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.); Palmer, Charles; Heyns, Roger; Johnson, Wallace; Bardacke, Frank
Downloads: 5
[audio]Military gas (Episode 3 of 8)
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: As the battle for People's Park continued, the California National Guard was called to Berkeley. Its equipment included helicopters which patrolled the city and on May 20, 1969, one of the helicopters was used to drop tear gas over Sproul Plaza on the Berkeley campus. A rather large plaza was in the crowd when the gas was dropped and the exits to the plaza were blocked by National Guardsmen carrying rifles with fixed bayonets...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Police--Berkeley (Calif.)--Complaints against; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.)
Downloads: 9
[audio]Leways and the establishment in Chinatown - [KPFA]
Note: Audio drops out from 00:11:24 - 00:11:51.Description: Interviews about the alleged police harassment of Leways, a youth organization in Chinatown, with Ron Kanzaki, Alex Hing, and Patsy Chan. Interviewer is KPFA's Denny Smithson.Call Number: BB5495.01Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Chinatown (San Francisco, Calif.)--Social conditions; Police--California--San Francisco; Hing, Alex; Chan, Patsy; Smithson, Denny; Kanzaki, Ron
Downloads: 7
[audio]Memorial service for James Rector (Episode 5 of 8) - Smithson, Denny; Lawsky, David
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: James Rector, the man who was fatally wounded on May 15, 1969, died of his wounds on the 19th and on the 25th there was a memorial service for him at the Pacific Lutheran Seminary in Berkeley. KPFA broadcast the service at the time and afterward David Lawsky and Denny Smithson produced this program. It is narrated by David Lawsky. This recording also contains actuality of a community meeting at Tilden Park on May 26th, 1969...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Berkeley (Calif.); Rector, James; Smithson, Denny; Lawsky, David
Downloads: 4
[audio]From the Mission to Mill Valley : The History of the Irish in San Francisco - McGillicuddy, Padraigin
Note: Content begins at 00:00:45 for both parts.Description: Documentary on the history of Irish immigration and assimilation in San Francisco. Part 1 examines their key role in the development of the city's religious, social and political life. Part 2 focuses on the social and family life of the Irish in the days when they were the majority in the now heavily Latino district The Mission; the move to suburbs after WWII; the changing nature of the Irish immigrant; the significant role of the Iris...
Keywords: californialightandsound; San Francisco (Calif.)--Emigration and immigration; McGillicuddy, Padraigin
Downloads: 8
[audio]Strategy for People's Park (Episode 2 of 8) - Amyx, Carol
Series Title: People's Park anniversary Description: Excerpts from a mass meeting about the battle for People's Park held at Merritt College in Oakland on the evening of May 16, 1969. The meeting was originally sponsored by the Berkeley Coalition. Those attending it voted to have a member of the People's Park Negotiating Committee, Frank Bardacke, chair the meeting. Afterwards, they discussed the causes of the crisis and possible strategy and tactics for the future, and voted on several proposal...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Protests, demonstrations, vigils--Oakland (Calif.)
Downloads: 5
[audio]An informal discussion on radical Bay Area politics - Hayden, Tom; Brown, Rick; Gilbert, Bruce
Description: Discussion of New Left politics; topics include Black Panthers, rent strike, and People's Park. Moderated by Tom Hayden, an anti-war activist who was one of the co-founders of Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and helped draft their manifesto, the Port Huron Statement. Notes on label: Intro: Here to introduce the discussion id Denny Smithson of KPFA's Public Affairs Department. Following Infor...
Keywords: californialightandsound
Downloads: 6
[audio]Topanga: hideout or alternative? - Loeb, Clare
Series Title: Sour Apple Tree Description: Examination of the alternative lifestyle in Topanga Canyon, a suburb of Los Angeles, California. Particiants: Moonfire, David Hitchcock, Jack and Barbara Rice, Richard Dehr, Bob Bates, Mike Cottwen, and Lyle Baum. Songs were by Spirit, Ry Cooder, and Taj Mahal.Call Number: BC0862Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the w...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Suburban life--Los Angeles (Calif.); New age (Concepts, lifestyles, etc.)--Los Angeles (Calif.)
Downloads: 6
[audio]Panel discussion on San Francisco freeway controversy - [KPFA]
Description: Fred Martin, San Francisco Chamber of Commerce; C.F. 'Cliff' Green, Deputy District Engineer, California State Division of Highways; O.W. Willards, Macy's of San Francisco; Kenneth Rexroth, literary critic and writer; Terry Francois, San Francisco Supervisor; and Martin Rader, President of the Telegraph Hill Dwellers Association, debate the pros and cons about further highway construction in San Francisco...
Keywords: californialightandsound; City planning; Government spending policy--California--San Francisco; Martin, Fred; Willards, O.W
Downloads: 7
[audio]Warren Widener: Mayor-elect of Berkeley - [KPFA]
Description: Berkeley's first Black mayor discusses his campaign and his goals for office.Call Number: BC0037Rights: Copyrighted. Rights are owned by Pacifica Radio Archives. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owner. In addition, the reproduction of some materials may be restricted by terms of gift or purchase agreements, donor restrictions, privacy and publicity rights, licensing and t...
Keywords: californialightandsound; Blacks--Political activity; Mayors--Berkeley (Calif.); Thompson, Elsa Knight; Silbowitz, Al; Widener, Warren
Downloads: 5
[collection]Pacifica Radio Archives - California Audiovisual Preservation Project 2014
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Keywords: Pacifica Radio
[audio]Julia Mendina (Episode 1 of 3)
Julia Mendina performs with guitar in Studio A at KPFT's Free Music Store. She performs Starwood in Aspen (John Denver), Carolina in my mind, Me and Bobby McGee, Hava nagila, Someday soon, Tomorrow is a long time, Since you asked, I wish I knew how it would feel to be free, Hey, that's no way to say goodbye, The song is love, Sign in the window, I shall be released, The first time ever I saw your face, and The cruel war...
Keywords: MUSIC; Mendina; Julia
Downloads: 27
[audio]Romeo and Juliet (Episode 27 of 29)
The Word Players perform a fragmented, splintered version of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet" for WBAI's Mind's Eye Theatre. The cast includes Gil Jardine, David Haight and Edgar Walker as Romeo; Susan Miller, Sherry Pockell, Ann Rivers and Julie Scherer. Music mixed by David Kavanaugh. Production assistant: Ann Goldberg. Technical direction by David Lerner. Directed by the Word Players from a conception by Baird Searles...
Keywords: Searles; Baird; Radio adaptations; Shakespeare; William; 1564-1616; Experimental theater
Downloads: 38
[audio]Dave van Ronk, Patrick Sky and Phil Ochs (Episode 32 of 33, Part 1 of 2)
Dave van Ronk and Patrick Sky perform at WBAI's Free Music Store with special guest Phil Ochs on April 21, 1973. The evening is introduced by WBAI's Steve Rathe. The three guitarists switch off performances throughout the evening. Songs played on Part 1 of this recording include Frankie and Johnny, Casey Jones, Flower lady, [song by Patrick Sky about jumping off the Brooklyn Bridge], You ain't so such a much, Pretty smart on my part, Ramblin' hunchback, The legend of the dead soldier, and Here's...
Keywords: Folk music; Ochs; Phil; Van Ronk; Dave; Sky; Patrick
Downloads: 109
[audio]The dispute over the ownership of Anthony Burns (Episode 7 of 14)
Performance of a play for radio, adapted from original documents, by playwright and historian Jonathan Ned Katz (1938-) and directed by Lois Adler. This is a documentary concerning the famous fugitive slave case that led Boston to riot in 1854. The voices are those of Niger Akoni, Susan Batson, Alan Becker, Gerald Fritz, Robert Lander, Margot Lewitin, Frank MacFee, David Margulies, Eric Nord, Douglass Ross, and Baird Searles...
Keywords: Katz; Jonathan; 1938-; Radio plays; Slavery in literature; Anthony Burns
Downloads: 18
[audio]Elaine Comparone, Daniel Waitzman, and Henry Schuman (Episode 12 of 33, Part 2 of 2)
Elaine Comparone, harpsichord, performs with Daniel Waitzman, recorders and transverse flute, and Henry Schuman, oboe, at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 11, 1971. Part 2 of this recording features Comparone playing a harpsichord sonata by Domenico Scarlatti and Trio sonata in C major by J.S. Bach, arranged for harpsichord and recorder. The encore is a repeat of the last movement from the Bach sonata...
Keywords: MUSIC; Schuman; Henry (Oboist); Comparone; Elaine; Waitzman; Daniel
Downloads: 26
[audio]The Trojan horse, part 2 (Episode 14 of 14, Part 2 of 2)
The second part of a dramatic reading of the novel The Trojan horse (1937) by American journalist, essayist and author Christopher Morley (1890-1957). In this tragicomic retelling of the Troilus and Cressida legend, published in 1937, the 99.5 Radio Theatre tells a story that transcends time, casually mixing periods to make a Troy as relevant to the 1960s audience as Saigon. Part 2 tells of the Greeks� mysterious offer to exchange the captured Captain Antenor for Cressida; of Cressida�s rece...
Keywords: Morley; Christopher; 1890-1957; Fiction radio programs; Mythology; Greek
Downloads: 19
[audio]Titus groan (Episode 1 of 29)
Dramatic readings from the first installment of the "Gormenghast" trilogy by British science fiction author Mervyn Peake (1911-1968), adapted for WBAI's Mind's Eye Theatre by kind permission of the U.S. publisher Weybright and Talley. The novels concern the enclosed, created world of the great castle of Gormenghast and its inhabitants, ruled by ritual and torn by madness: Sepulchrave, 76th Earl of Groan (Albert Norton) prone to melancholia and obsessed with the death owls of the Tower of Flints;...
Keywords: Peake; Mervyn Laurence; 1911-1968; Radio adaptations
Downloads: 38
[audio]Four-handed piano music: acoustic and electric (Episode 1 of 33)
Mike Sahl (1934-), electric piano, and Frederic Rzewski (1938-), acoustic piano, perform live at WBAI's Free Music Store on November 13, 1971. The pieces performed include Les Moutons de Panurge by Frederic Rzewski; Dance for pianos by Mike Sahl; Piano concerto by John Cage (in a version for acoustic and electric pianos); Sonata in B-flat major for piano four-hands, op. 30 by Franz Schubert; and selected short subjects...
Keywords: Sahl; Michael (1934-); Rzewski; Frederic; Piano music; Cage; John; Schubert; Franz; 1797-1828
Downloads: 37
[audio]The reading experiment: performing poets in support of WBAI (Episode 33 of 33, Part 2 of 2)
A group reading of poetry for WBAI's Free Music Store, recorded on May 16, 1975. Part 2 of this recording begins with Joel Oppenheimer, who reads selections from The woman poems (Bobbs-Merrill Co.), including Natural order poem, The lady of madness, Naked poem, Child poem, Screaming poem, Death poem, Mirror poem, Meat poem, Getting there, and Prayer poems #2, and a new poem called Celebrating the peace...
Keywords: Troupe; Quincy; Schwerner; Armand; Oppenheimer; Joel; Rukeyser; Muriel; 1913-; Reznikoff; Charles; Metcalf; Paul; Edson; Russell; Weiss; Mark; Poetry; Poetry free music store / produced by Mark Weiss
Downloads: 15
[audio]Music for a while (Episode 10 of 33, Part 2 of 2)
The second half of a performance of Medieval and Renaissance music at WBAI's Free Music Store on January 29, 1972. Performers include LaNoue Davenport, recorders; Sheila Schonbrun, soprano; Christopher Williams, lute; and Judith Davidoff, viola da gamba. This, the second half of the evening's program, includes music from Italy and from Spain. Produced and recorded in stereo by WBAI's Music Department...
Keywords: Music--16th century
Downloads: 16
[audio]The star pit (Episode 2 of 29, Part 2 of 2)
A dramatic reading of the science fiction novella by author and critic Samuel R. Delany. Adapted for radio by the author, who also acts as narrator, it is a poetic and nightmarish vision of the future, with a conjectural view of the changes in social mores brought by an extra-solar expansion of humanity. The complex electronic score was especially written by Susan Schweers. The other voices belong to Randa Haines, Walter Harris, Jerry Matz, Joan Tanner, and Phoebe Wray...
Keywords: Science fiction; Radio adaptations; Delany; Samuel R
Downloads: 18
[audio]Fungi from Yuggoth (Episode 24 of 29)
A dramatic performance of an early poem by Howard Phillips "H.P." Lovecraft (1890-1937) by the Word Players for WBAI's Mind's Eye Theatre. Cast includes David Haight, Judy Ratner, Gil Jardine, Julie Scherer, Sherry Pockell and Ann Rivers. The technical production was by Neil Conan, assisted by Charles Pitts. The program was conceived and directed by Baird Searles. Contains 55 seconds of test tone at beginning of recording...
Keywords: Horror in literature; Radio adaptations; American poetry--20th century; Lovecraft; H. P. (Howard Phillips); 1890-1937
Downloads: 16
[audio]Gy�rgy Seb_k (Episode 20 of 33)
An evening of solo piano music performed by Gy�rgy Seb_k at WBAI's Free Music Store on March 22, 1972. The program included French suite in B minor by Johann Sebastian Bach; Sonata in D major by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart; Third mephisto waltz by Franz Liszt; and Variations and fugue on a theme by Handel by Johannes Brahms. This program was produced by WBAI's Music Department and recorded in stereo by David Rapkin...
Keywords: Piano music; Seb_k; Gy�rgy
Downloads: 17
[audio]Logos (Episode 3 of 3)
Performance by Logos at KPFT's Free Music Store on September 21, 1972. Logos (pronounced Lah-gahs) consists of Truett Tidwell, keyboards and ARP synthesizer; Paul Bauer, guitar and ARP synthesizer; Rick Thigpen, bass, flute, keyboard and vocals; Steve Adams, bass, flute, guitars, keyboards and vocals, and Jim Lemon on drums. The group composed the music, similar to the jazz/rock-on-synthesizer that several English groups are working in and that Joseph Byrd pioneered in America...
Keywords: Tidwell; Truett; Bauer; Paul; Thigpen; Rick; MUSIC
Downloads: 9
[audio]Music for a while (Episode 10 of 33, Part 1 of 2)
A performance of Medieval and Renaissance music at WBAI's Free Music Store on January 29, 1972. Performers include LaNoue Davenport, recorders; Sheila Schonbrun, soprano; Christopher Williams, lute; and Judith Davidoff, viola da gamba. The performance contains the following sets of music: Music in 1500; the Flemish style; five short Flemish pieces; and a motet by Josquin des Prez. Produced and recorded in stereo by WBAI's Music Department...
Keywords: Music--16th century
Downloads: 27
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